June 5, 2017
NFFE Weekly Roundup

June 2, 2017

Please contact your U.S. Representative today and urge them to VOTE "NO" on H.R. 1461, the deceptively titled, "VET Protection Act of 2017."  

 H.R. 1461 breaks the independent voice of unions and employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, under the guise of improving accountability.   

The bill as amended will cap official time and representation at 25% for all employees, and prohibit all employees who provide direct care or make more than $100,000 in base salary from serving in official time capacities. In addition, it extends probationary periods for new employees to two years, discourages direct communication with Congress, and allows union members to drop their dues at any time. 

The bill could go to the House Floor this week, so NOW is the time to contact your Representative to tell them to say “NO” to H.R. 1461.

For more information, 

Read the FWA letter to congress, here.

Go to the IAM Action Alert page, here.

June 5, 2017

President Donald Trump announced his support for the privatization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and with it, the nation’s air traffic control system. The proposal will separate the Air Traffic Control system from the federal government and place the FAA assets and oversight into the hands of the airline corporations. 

“This legislation is offensive to every American because it will trade safety for airline profits. There is no other reason to privatize the air traffic control system.”  Erwin continues, “NFFE is working hard with its union coalition partners and with like-minded industry partners to stop this dangerous and profiteering legislation that destroys air travel safety and airline competitiveness.” 

Note: The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will conduct a hearing on this legislation this Thursday. NFFE and its coalition partners will attend and invites any members to meet us there. 

Read the union coalition’s letter to the Committee,  here .

Read NFFE’s FAA privatization position paper,  here .

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